'Star Wars: Episode 8' spoilers: Action sequence involving Chewbacca

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Britain's Prince William is hugged by Chewbacca during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, west of London, Britain on April 19, 2016. Prince William and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. Reuters/Adrian Dennis/Pool

A new leak about “Star Wars: Episode 8” suggests that a scene was filmed that involved Chewbacca in an action sequence. The character got limited screen time in “The Force Awakens” as many young characters had to be introduced in the movie.

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A German website has posted a few pictures from the set in Ireland, Star Wars News Net reports. The producers had to recreate the huts on Skellig Michael, after weather conditions and environmental concerns prevented them from filming. So, different locations had to stand in for the planet Ahch-To.

The report reveals that an action sequence was filmed near Sybil Head. Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) is said to have been involved in this fight. The fight involved the Knights of Ren interrupting the Jedi training of Rey (Daisy Ridley).

A theory posted on the YouTube channel of Mike Zeroh about this fight sequence suggests that the filmmakers may try something different this time, and Chewbacca could lose an arm in this fight. A previous leak about “Star Wars: Episode 8” suggested that Rey could be the one who would lose an arm, just like Anakin (Hayden Christensen) and Luke lost their hands.

Another video by Mike Zeroh explains how the green lightsaber of Luke could be revealed in the movie. The video put together shows some shots of the main island of Skellig Michael and then cuts to Luke talking with Rey.

Since Luke is the last remaining Jedi, there may not be many lightsabers around in the galaxy. So, Mike suggests that Rey will be surprised to learn that there is another lightsaber with the Jedi Master, and this one is green in colour.

There will be no time gap between “The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: Episode 8.” The main plot is expected to focus on Rey’s journey to becoming a Jedi.

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